UFC

  • Chuck Liddell on possible MMA comeback: ‘The itch to fight has never left me’

    Chuck Liddell is open to a comeback for the right money and right opponent.

    UFC Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell retired from the sport in 2010 after suffering a three-fight KO losing streak, but the 47-year-old is considering a comeback.

    There was rumors of a trilogy fight with ‘The Huntington Beach Bad Boy’, Tito Ortiz, earlier this year when ‘The Iceman’ posted a picture of a face-off with Ortiz on social media.

  • Chuck Liddell on retiring after loss to Tito Ortiz: I felt good out there, so ‘we’ll see’

    At 48 years of age, UFC Hall-of-Famer decided to come out of an eight-year retirement to face rival and fellow Hall-of-Famer Tito Ortiz for the third time. “The Iceman” had two wins over “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” from their previous encounters in 2004 and 2006.

  • Chuck Liddell reveals date and venue for Tito Ortiz trilogy fight

    In early July, it was announced that a third fight between UFC Hall-of-Famers Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz will be taking place. All that was publicized was that it will be taking place sometime within the year under Golden Boy Promotions’ first venture into mixed martial arts.

  • Coach hints at CM Punk UFC return: We are awaiting fight confirmation

    Coach Duke Roufus hints that CM Punk may return to the UFC

    Perhaps we haven’t seen the last of CM Punk — real name Phil Brooks — in the UFC.

    The former WWE star made his professional MMA debut last year against Mickey Gall, losing — predictably — via first-round submission at UFC 203.

  • Coach Kavanagh wants Gunnar Nelson vs. 'Wonderboy': Let's see who 'real karate kid is'

    After Nelson's victory over Alan Jouban at UFC London, John Kavanagh would like to see 'Gunni' take on Stephen Thompson.

    SBG Ireland head coach John Kavanagh suggested the perfect fight for Gunnar Nelson after his second round submission win over Alan Jouban at UFC Fight Night 107 last night: A fight against two-time welterweight title challenger Stephen Thompson to determine 'the real Karate Kid'.

  • Coach Mark Henry says Eddie Alvarez has ‘best chance’ of beating Khabib Nurmagomedov

    Mark Henry believes Eddie Alvarez could be the one to dethrone Khabib Nurmagomedov.

    Eddie Alvarez might be gearing up for a rematch with Dustin Poirier, but his longtime coach and friend Mark Henry is already looking ahead to a lightweight title shot against Khabib Nurmagomedov.

  • Coach Owen Roddy: Conor McGregor ‘back in the gym’ and could start training camp soon

    Roddy: “If Conor wants to go at the end of the year, then we go straight into camp.”

    Although there is still some doubt over Conor McGregor’s future in MMA, it’s looking more and more likely that the Irish superstar will return to the UFC to defend his lightweight title.

  • Coach Owen Roddy: Conor McGregor would put Tony Ferguson’s ‘lights out’

    Owen Roddy doesn’t think Tony Ferguson would be able to take Conor McGregor’s best shots.

    Newly-crowned UFC interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson has promised to ‘haunt’ Conor McGregor’s dreams, but the Irishman’s striking coach, Owen Roddy, thinks ‘El Cucuy’ would be the one haunted by McGregor’s killer left hand.

  • Coach Roddy: Khabib is not a finisher, but McGregor could finish him with one punch

    Conor McGregor’s coach, Owen Roddy, talks about the holes in Khabib Nurmagomedov’s game.

    Khabib Nurmagomedov might be one of the most feared fighters in the UFC lightweight division, but the undefeated Dagestani isn’t exactly known for his finishing ability.

  • Coach says Garbrandt interested in meeting Mighty Mouse at 125 lbs: ‘It’s a gangster move’

    Team Alpha Male head coach Justin Buchholz says that a possible superfight between Cody Garbrandt and Demetrious Johnson is something their interested in, after Garbrandt gets by T.J. Dillashaw.

    The last time a bantamweight took interest in fighting Demetrious Johnson at flyweight, the UFC made a complete mess of it. T.J. Dillashaw – having found out his bout with Cody Garbrandt was off due to injury – called out ‘Mighty Mouse’ for a chance at the flyweight title. The UFC loved the idea and tried to get it booked as quickly as possible. But Johnson wasn’t all that keen, and what followed was a drawn out public spat between the flyweight king and Dana White.

  • Coach wants Georges St-Pierre to have ‘epic’ UFC return against Conor McGregor or Michael Bisping

    Tristar head coach Firas Zahabi wants Georges St-Pierre’s return to the UFC to be a big one.

    Last Friday, it was announced that former welterweight king St-Pierre had officially re-signed with the UFC, enabling his return to MMA competition after staying away from the sport for more than three years. St-Pierre left MMA after successfully defending his UFC welterweight title for a ninth consecutive time against Johny Hendricks at UFC 167 back in 2013. The Canadian walked away on a 12-fight winning streak and with an impressive record of 25-2.

  • Coach: Everybody is missing the whole extravaganza of a Conor McGregor fight

    Boxing coach Owen Roddy talks about Conor McGregor’s absence and sheds some light on the Irishman’s UFC return.

    It has been a year and five months since Conor McGregor stepped inside the UFC Octagon. And due to his most recent misconduct at UFC 223 wherein he is facing multiple charges, the timetable for the return of “The Notorious” remains indefinite.

  • Coach: I’m not too worried about Chuck Liddell’s current health status

    Chuck Liddell’s long-time trainer John Hackleman is not too concerned about his fighter’s current health condition entering a possible comeback from retirement.

    At 48 years of age, former UFC light heavyweight champion and Hall-of-Fame inductee Chuck Liddell recently decided to come out of retirement. It is an idea that most observers are not being optimistic about.

  • Cody Garbrandt ‘thankful’ for KO loss to Dillashaw: It’s what’s going to make me great

    Many fans don’t know it, but former UFC bantamweight champion Cody Gabrandt has come back from a knockout loss before.

    Although Garbrandt suffered the first professional KO loss of his career at UFC 217, losing the bantamweight title to ex-teammate T.J. Dillashaw in the co-main event, ‘No Love’ was brutally knocked out in his final amateur bout in 2012, which only spurred him on to win eleven straight pro fights and become one of the youngest champions on the UFC roster.

  • Cody Garbrandt off UFC 213, Demetrious Johnson vs. TJ Dillashaw planned for August

    With Cody Garbrandt vs. T.J. Dillashaw scrapped from UFC 213, it looks as if Dillashaw will get to fight flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson in August.

    Two weeks ago, UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt was reportedly uncertain to make July’s UFC 213 pay-per-view with a back injury, and now it’s been made official that he’s out. With Garbrandt vs. T.J. Dillashaw off, that opens the door for the former bantamweight champion to move down to flyweight and take on the sport’s pound-for-pound best, Demetrious Johnson. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto relayed this information on Tuesday night’s SportsCenter.

  • Colby Covington open to fights with ‘syrup sucker’ GSP, Nick Diaz, Khabib, McGregor

    Colby Covington calls out a who’s who of UFC fighters, including ‘syrup’ sucking Canadian Georges St-Pierre.

    Colby Covington is determined to fight the winner of the upcoming welterweight title bout between Tyron Woodley and Darren Till at UFC 228 but, should either man decide to take a hiatus after Sept. 8, ‘Chaos’ has a list of alternative names he’d be willing to fight.

  • Colby Covington wants three world titles: I want to go down to 155 and up to 185

    UFC welterweight contender Colby Covington has grand plans for himself in the near future.

    UFC welterweight contender Colby Covington is currently slated to fight for the interim 170-pound title against former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos. And if he does end up winning UFC welterweight gold, he is not planning to stop there.

  • Colby Covington: I ‘hold all the cards’ vs. Tyron Woodley

    Colby Covington says he’ll be the one who gets to decide when and where he fights Tyron Woodley.

    Newly-crowned UFC interim welterweight champion Colby Covington is the one calling the shots over official champ Tyron Woodley.

    After beating Rafael dos Anjos to win the interim title at UFC 225, ‘Chaos’ believes he is the one who gets to dictate the terms for his inevitable title unification bout vs. ‘T-Wood’ later this year.

  • Conflicting reports surface over Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather negotiations

    The fight that just won’t go away could be getting closer to becoming a reality... depending on who you ask.

    We’re starting to trend into that weird territory so exclusive to combat sports where a fight can be both 99% a done deal, and at the same time nowhere near completion. The Pacqiuao-Mayweather zone, for short.

  • Conor McGregor ‘struggling’ to see how Floyd Mayweather lasts 2 rounds with eight-ounce gloves

    Conor McGregor doesn’t believe Floyd Mayweather will make it past the second round on Aug. 26.

    It hasn’t been decided yet, but the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) is currently reviewing Floyd Mayweather’s request to change the 10-ounce glove size to eight-ounces on the night of his boxing showdown against Conor McGregor on Aug. 26.